Sale sign Leicester back-row Pearce

Date published: March 1 2016

Sale Sharks have announced the signing of number eight Laurence Pearce from Leicester Tigers for next season.

Pearce joined the Tigers from Rotherham in 2014, and made an instant impact with his step up from the Championship. In all, Pearce has played 26 games for Tigers and scored eight tries, four of these tries have been in games this season.

Laurence has also played for Hull FC in Super League.

Steve Diamond said: "Laurence is a dynamic ball carrier who will boost our already abrasive back five. I am so pleased Laurence has signed for us and I am sure he will be a rock in our back row."

Pearce said: "I'm delighted to be moving North to play for for the Sharks.

"I would like to thank Leicester Tigers for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premiership and also the fans who have been great to me since I joined Tigers from Rotherham."